Eventos mundiales programados para octubre
October 1, 2020 - October 31, 2020 - Graphic News publica todos los meses una Agenda Mundial de eventos próximos que darán forma al mundo el mes entrante. En octubre, los eventos incluyen el debate vicepresidencial entre Mike Pence y Kamala Harris, la campaña masiva de vacunación en Rusia contra el coronavirus, un plebiscito para reemplazar la constitución de la era dictatorial en Chile y el 30º aniversario de la reunificación alemana.
Oct, Russia: A mass vaccination campaign against coronavirus is due to begin, amid international concerns about its safety. Moscow claims trials have been completed and doctors and teachers will be first to receive the vaccine.
Oct 3, Germany: The reunification of East and West was formally completed 30 years ago. The anniversary coincides with the imminent expiry of the “Solidarity” tax, introduced to raise money for infrastructure
projects in the former communist East Germany.
Oct 3, Italy: The first hearing in the trial of ex-interior minister Matteo Salvini opens in Sicily. The right-wing politician was charged after refusing to allow a ship carrying African migrants to land on the Italian island of Lampedusa in Aug 2019.
Oct 5, Hong Kong: Sotheby’s hold a live auction of a flawless 102-carat diamond. In the coronavirus era, as the wealthy benefit from stronger stock markets and investors look for long-term value, it could fetch up to $30 million.
Oct 7, U.S.: Vice President Mike Pence, President Donald Trump’s running mate in the 2020 election, debates Kamala Harris, presidential contender Joe Biden’s running mate, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Pence’s challenge will be to deflect Harris’s known firepower.
Oct 18, Bolivia: Bolivians vote in a presidential election, a re-run of last year’s ballot which plunged the Andean country into turmoil. Supporters of ousted president Evo Morales, who is barred from standing again, have paralysed the nation with their street blockades.
Oct 18, Iran: The UN arms embargo against Iran is set to expire. Ahead
of the deadline, the U.S. administration has authorised new sanctions and claims that the embargo has been restored – a move its European allies dispute.
Oct 25, Chile: Voters take part in a referendum on replacing Chile’s dictatorship-era constitution – for many a symbol of entrenched social and economic inequality. Constitutional change was a key demand of social protests across the country in 2019.